Monday, September 26, 2022

The Lucky One by Jessica Payne


About the book: 

Publication date: 9/14/22

Ten years ago, I survived a serial killer. They called me the lucky one, but they don’t know the truth I’ve been hiding ever since…

Then: We danced together that night, our dresses glittering in the swirling lights. We couldn’t have known that for one of us, it would be our last night alive.

Now: Back in my hometown a decade later—the place I’ve avoided because of the memories—I can’t shake the feeling that I am being followed. I tell myself it’s all in my head, but the prickle on the back of my neck feels like a warning. Then the anonymous messages land in my inbox: I’m watching. I’ve been waiting for you.

I want to feel safe, surrounded by my closest friends. But everyone has something to hide and it’s impossible to know who I can trust.

When my friend Esme goes missing, her phone ringing through to voicemail, it feels like the past is about to repeat itself.

Someone won’t let me forget what really happened that night. What I promised. How I escaped. If the truth comes out, I only hope they can forgive me... I can’t make the same mistake again. I have to keep us all safe. What if, this time, I’m not so lucky?


OMGGG you guys!! THIS BOOK!!! ❤️So I didn’t even plan to post today… but I finished this last night and I LOVED it so much!! I have to tell someone… and my family is like… oh that’s nice!! 😂 FIRST off… I have read both of @jessicapayne.writer books this year and she is KILLING it!! 🔥 I didn’t think she could top Make Me Disappear..🤷‍♀️… but I think she did!! 😏

Okay why did I love this soo much?!!!
✅ Norah escaped a serial killer… 😳I know right?!!? Who does that?!! 😮… He has killed at least 5 girls.. including her bestie..😤… in front of her..😭..

✅ This was creepy as hell because.. he has never been caught… ten years later..😬

✅ Norah has been in the spotlight for her career… soooo 🤔 wouldn’t the killer know where to find her? 😬 Why did he let her walk away??? What is she NOT telling us?? 🤔🤷‍♀️

✅ This book was so so good!! I literally had so much anxiety towards the end… it was SO intense!! That ENDING!! 😳 I couldn’t believe it!! 🙌🙌 Brilliant!

Okay so it is official!! @jessicapayne.writer is AWESOME as my mug says and a Must read author for me!! I seriously can’t recommend this book enough!! So run 🏃‍♀️ and make your thriller loving hearts ♥️ happy and get this one!! ❤️❤️❤️ 5 creepy serial killer stars ⭐️

❤️🖤❤️ Have you read this one?? Is it on your list? I was so pumped up after this book I couldn’t sleep last night!! 😂☕️ What is your favorite go to beverage after staying up too late??? ⏰ Starbucks pleaseeee!! ❤️

Jessica lives in the Pacific Northwest where the mountains and Puget Sound are home. Beyond writing, she loves to run, rock climb, and explore the great outdoors with her daughter and husband. When holding still, which isn’t often, you’ll find a book in her hand and a cat or dog in her lap. Jessica writes suspense and thriller and is the host of #MomsWritersClub on Twitter and YouTube. You can find out more about her at her website,




Sunday, September 25, 2022

The Niece by Georgina Cross


Release Date: September 2, 2022

About The Book:

Two sisters are estranged and haven't spoken in a long time. But when tragedy strikes and her sister is killed, Tara is surprised to learn that her sister's only child will be living with her. Except this child is now a teenager and they know little about each other... except for what the niece has heard and the stories that have been passed down to her. As Tara struggles to unravel her family's past, strange things begin to happen, and it leaves Tara convinced: someone is coming after her next.


She’s your niece… you love her ❤️but haven’t seen her in years. The horrific secret you share with your sister Beth..has tied you together in secrecy 🤐but has torn your relationship apart. 😬So you are shocked with Beth’s sudden death… that her wish was for your niece Hannah to live with you. … as she steps off the plane✈️ … you would know her anywhere!!! You gasp 😮.. as she looks … just like Beth..😢

Good news is… Hannah is delightful… bad news is… does someone know that secret that the sisters have kept buried for so long… 😳

Guys.. this was a tense psychological thriller that had me flipping the the pages…

I had to know… what was this secret???🤫 Who knows?? 🤷‍♀️ Is the past coming back to haunt them? 🤔I loved how we got a peek into the past as well as the present.. That twist!! 😮🤯😳 Well I never saw it coming!! 😏

Thank you again @suzyapprovedbooktours @georginacrossauthor @bookouture for this beautiful copy!! I love this cover!!

Author of ONE NIGHT and NANNY NEEDED with Bantam, Penguin Random House, and author of THE STEPDAUGHTER, THE MISSING WOMAN, and THE NIECE with Bookouture, Hachette Publishing.

inks to Suzy’s Tours across Social Media:




Bloggers On Tour: 

Sept. 25th- Its All About The Thrill

Sept. 26th-Books Love And Understanding

Sept. 26th- Love My Books 2020

Sept. 26th - Books and Coffee MX

Sept. 29th- Biblio Reviews 

 Oct. 5th- Miss W Book Reviews

Oct. 5th-Rozier Reads and Wine

Oct. 9th- She Just Loves Books

Oct.13th- Bookish Heidi

Oct. 14th- Bryant Park Books

Oct. 17th- Thrillers and Coffee

Oct. 20th- Jennifer Tar Heel Reader –

Oct. 20th- Sarahs Bookish Reviews

Oct. 22nd- Yamis Bookshelf -

Oct. 22nd- CMT Loves Wine and Books

Oct. 23rd- Subakka Bookstuff

Sunday, September 4, 2022

Please Join Us by Catherine McKenzie

About the book: 

At thirty-nine, Nicole Mueller’s life is on the rocks. Her once brilliant law career is falling apart. She and her husband, Dan, are soon to be forced out of the apartment they love. After a warning from her firm’s senior partners, she receives an invitation from an exclusive women’s networking group, Panthera Leo. Membership is anonymous, but every member is a successful professional. It sounds like the perfect solution to help Nicole revive her career. So, despite Dan’s concerns that the group might be a cult, Nicole signs up for their retreat in Colorado.

Once there, she meets the other women who will make up her Pride. A CEO, an actress, a finance whiz, a congresswoman: Nicole can’t believe her luck. The founders of Panthera Leo are equally as impressive. They explain the group’s core philosophy: they’re a girl’s club in a boy’s club world.

Nicole is all in. And when she gets home, she soon sees dividends. Her new network quickly provides her with clients that help her relaunch her career, and a great new apartment too. The favors she has to provide in return seem benign. But then she’s called to the congresswoman’s apartment late at night where she’s pressed into helping her cover up a crime. And suddenly, Dan’s concerns that something more sinister is at play seem all too relevant. Can Nicole extricate herself from the group before it’s too late? Or will joining Panthera Leo be the biggest mistake of her life?


Sooo I received this letter….inviting me to join this networking group… Panethera Leo..🤔…my husband thinks it’s a cult..😂… I said don’t be silly..this is a group of powerful women getting together to beat the good old boys club…😉..they even sent me this gold pin…to wear every day.. 😳…well because they want us to recognize each other in the community… because the cult… I mean the support system is not secret..🙄…well I guess you could say it’s on the down low..🤫

I don’t know 🤷‍♀️ but it sounds like a sweet deal to me… what could go wrong???😬…LOTS people… LOTS could go wrong! 😂😳

Well I have seen this all over and let me tell you.. it did deliver…A fast paced, unique read that kept me glued to the pages.❤️

Thank you Atria books and Kccpr for my gifted copy!

Catherine McKenzie was born and raised in Montreal, Canada. A graduate of McGill in History and Law, Catherine practiced law in Montreal for twenty years before retiring to write full time. An avid runner and skier, she's the author of numerous bestsellers including HIDDEN, FRACTURED, THE GOOD LIAR and I'LL NEVER TELL. Her works have been translated into multiple languages.

In 2019, I'LL NEVER TELL was a #1 Amazon Bestseller, a Globe & Mail and Toronto Star Bestseller, was shortlisted for the Hugh McLennan Prize for Fiction and was optioned for a television series by Paramount TV.

Thursday, September 1, 2022

Stay Awake by Megan Goldin

About the book:

Liv Reese wakes up in the back of a taxi with no idea where she is or how she got there. When she’s dropped off at the door of her brownstone, a stranger answers―a stranger who now lives in her apartment and forces her out in the cold. She reaches for her phone to call for help, only to discover it’s missing, and in its place is a bloodstained knife. That’s when she sees that her hands are covered in black pen, scribbled messages like graffiti on her skin: STAY AWAKE.

Two years ago, Liv was living with her best friend, dating a new man, and thriving as a successful writer for a trendy magazine. Now, she’s lost and disoriented in a New York City that looks nothing like what she remembers. Catching a glimpse of the local news, she’s horrified to see reports of a crime scene where the victim’s blood has been used to scrawl a message across a window, the same message that’s inked on her hands. What did she do last night? And why does she remember nothing from the past two years? Liv finds herself on the run for a crime she doesn’t remember committing as she tries to piece together the fragments of her life. But there’s someone who does know exactly what she did, and they’ll do anything to make her forget―permanently.


Coffee ☕️ anyone?? 🙋‍♀️ Wow this was intense! I have read all of @megangoldinauthor books 📚 and they all have left me feeling like I drank 10 cups of coffee. 😂 You know that is what thriller lovers adore. 🤷‍♀️ Thank you @stmartinspress for sending me this gorgeous gifted copy!!

Imagine waking up in a cab🚕 … you have no idea how you got there… 🤔 don’t know how to get ahold of your roommate .. your boyfriend.. umm you don’t even know where you live..😳… well you thought you did… but the owners were not buying your story..🥺

Except.. it gets worse…😬… did you actually murder someone Liv?? It sure is looking like it..🙄…

This was such an intense.. quick read. It kept me up wayyy too late… ⏰… It was ironic because I literally had to fuel ⛽️ up the next day. ☕️☕️☕️ Always the sign of a good book!!

☕️☕️☕️ Have you read this one?? What is your favorite @megangoldinauthor book? What’s your favorite caffeinated drink? I am so excited that Fall is right around the corner… helloooo Starbucks!! 🎃

Thank you again St Martins Press for this gifted copy!!

Megan Goldin is the bestselling author of "The Escape Room", praised by Lee Child as "one of my favorite books of the year", as well as "The Girl In Kellers Way", a critically-acclaimed domestic noir thriller nominated for Australia's leading crime fiction awards.
Megan worked as a journalist for Reuters, the Australian ABC and Yahoo! News before writing her debut psychological thriller The Girl In Kellers Way.